Primary Sector

ELECTION 2020: Greens propose $297m fund to change farming; fertiliser tax, water charges

Staff reporters
Sat, 12 Sep 2020

The Green Party says in government it would offer a $297 million fund to support farmers and growers to “transition to climate-friendly practices.” However, it also wants stronger freshwater quality standards, a tax on fertiliser, charges on water use for large irrigators  with a phase down of over-allocated water rights.Policy documentation said the Greens would transform the government’s Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures Fund into a Healthy Food and Farming Fund, and top it up to make $297 million available over...

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